Miss Arnold gasped, then said coldly, "Mr. Jacobs, I don't think that is a proper question to ask me. I assure you my parents will hear of this." With that she sat down red-faced.
Unperturbed, Mr. Jacobs called on Miss Jones and asked the same question.
Miss Jones, with composure, replied, "The pupil of the eye, in dim light."
"Correct," said Mr. Jacobs. "And now, Miss Arnold, I have three things to say to you.
- One, you have not studied your lesson.
- Two, you have a dirty mind.
- And three, you will someday be faced with a dreadful disappointment."